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Goal 6:
Clean Water & Sanitation

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone.

Committed to the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goal, Iqra University is making its mark by embedding SDGs within our governance, teaching, community initiatives, research and partnerships. Following programmes and events are led by IU Faculty, Staff and Students in the area of Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation.

Clean Drinking Water

Pakistan is the second largest manufacturer of PET bottles in Southeast Asia after India – The bottling industry is now booming at an annual average rate of 15 percent. According to a study conducted by WWF-Pakistan, plastic accounts for 65 percent of total waste ending up on beaches. At Iqra University constituent campuses, clean, drinking water dispensers and/or bottle refill locations are available to all including; staff, students and public across buildings and at numerous outdoor locations.

RO Plant for Clean Drinking Water in Community

Alongside, provisioning of filtered, bottled water; Iqra University has its own Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant commonly understood as Water Filtration Plant that provides clean drinking water, that also serves the local community for OPEN & FREE Consumption, including people associated with University. With this initiative we have prevented water-borne diseases such as Diarrhoea, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Dysentery, etc within the community.

Water Conservation & Consciousness as our Goal

It has been predicted that Pakistan will face a water crisis by 2025, therefore, water conservation is crucial in preventing needless waste. Iqra University is committed to effective reduction of water use across the campuses, by minimising resource consumption through good design, water efficiency, harvesting and reuse. Our architectural standards, applied to all new buildings & constructions across Iqra University’s constituent campuses, including Sensor Taps, Wells, using water efficient appliances, even water conscious plantation etc.

Awareness related to Water Contamination & Recycling

Our students and faculty members from the Healthcare Department have initiated a project called “Clean Water and Sanitation in Urban Areas” focused on improving household access to safe drinking water and raising awareness regarding water borne diseases and its prevention in selected 7 slums in Karachi. Along with running awareness sessions, the project also focuses on educating students regarding Waste Water Treatment & Recycling.

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